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SC Whitmore School begins a new partnership with the Youth Challenge Academy

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Local partnership allows SCWS to further impact of at-risk youth 

SC Whitmore School (SCWS), a statewide online public high school, announces a new partnership with the SC Youth Challenge Academy (SCYCA), which will allow both entities to broaden their coalition.

The SCYCA is a program that currently partners with the SC National Guard, in order to help at-risk youth ages 16 to 18 in South Carolina develop life long skills, which will allow them to succeed in their futures. Their cadets will now have the opportunity to receive a South Carolina high school diploma, rather than a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

“Since 2011, South Carolina Whitmore School has supported at-risk youth across South Carolina by helping those students avoid dropping out of high school and earn their high school diploma,” said John Loveday, SC Whitmore School Principal. “Since 1998, the South Carolina Youth Challenge Academy has operated with a similar model of supporting at-risk youth across our state to develop life, workforce, and decision-making skills. This partnership will allow the cadets at the SCYCA to elevate their academic goals by earning a high school diploma, versus a GED.”

“South Carolina Youth Challenge Academy is excited about the opportunity to partner with SC Whitmore School,” said Derrek Pugh, SCYCA Deputy Director.” This partnership will give students at SCYCA the opportunity to obtain a high school diploma, as we continue our work to make South Carolina great, one student at a time.”

SC Whitmore School continues to prove that when we provide students with the opportunity to complete school at their own pace, and use the appropriate resources and support structures, students are able to thrive and meet their academic goals.

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